It is important that our patients understand when they are at an increased risk for sleep apnea because of certain health conditions they might have. There are two conditions that might exacerbate our patients’ sleep apnea: type 2 diabetes and hypertension.
To help, feel free to share this infographic with your practice to further educate your patients on these two increased risks. It can help them better understand type 2 diabetes and hypertension in relation to sleep apnea.
If your patient has type 2 diabetes or hypertension, it is important to reach out to them to provide further education on what treatment options might work if they also suffer from sleep apnea. This can better improve their overall health and well-being.